A media report sent this afternoon by Michael Parks, Harrisonburg City director of communications, said the Harrisonburg City Fire Marshal’s Office concluded its investigation regarding the natural gas explosion that took place Saturday.
The report said Miller Circle will remain closed due to ongoing clean-up activities, but the scene will be turned over to the building owner later today.
Regarding the cause of the explosion, Parks reiterated that there’s no reason to believe foul play was involved.
“The Fire Marshal’s office would like to reinforce that it has not found any evidence of an intentional act leading to the events on Saturday,” Parks said in the report. “The Fire Marshal’s Office cannot provide additional information as to the origin and ignition point due to the extensive damage resulting from the explosion. Private investigators representing the various entities affected by the event will continue their respective investigations.”
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